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Timberlink welcomes new Deputy Premier to Tarpeena

Timberlink’s EGM Sales, Marketing & Corporate Affairs, David Oliver welcomed newly appointed SA Deputy Premier Susan Close MP and The Hon Clare Scriven MLC, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development to Timberlink’s Tarpeena mill to see recent progress of the constru
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The average Australian house frame ‘grown’ in about 2.5 minutes

How long it would take for Australia’s plantation estate to grow the amount of structural timber needed to build the average house frame? It’s important to note this question is particularly timely, because FWPA has just released a report on timber usage in residential construction. S
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CFMEU backs new laws protecting forestry workers

CFMEU, the union representing timber and forestry workers, supports new laws introduced by the Victorian Government to protect them from dangerous and ill-targeted workplace invasions. Source: Timberbiz The union has been campaigning for stronger deterrents to dangerous protest activi
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Victorian Government erects more hurdles for timber workers

Victorian Government bureaucrats have thrown yet another hurdle in front of timber workers trying to salvage up to 500,000 tonnes of windblown fallen timber from the Wombat Forest, following the June 2021 storms. Source: Weekly Times Harvest and haulage contractor Jim Greenwood, who i
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Setra offers new moisture protection for CLT frames

Timber industry company Setra is the first business in Sweden to offer a new moisture protection for frames made from cross-laminated timber. The protection is applied directly in the production facility and simplifies the construction process. Source: Timberbiz “Having to take into a
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New large capacity bunching grapple from Tigercat

Tigercat continues to expand its line of grapple attachments for Tigercat shovel loggers with the new BG13, a large capacity bunching grapple suited to high production shovel logging operations. Source: Timberbiz The BG13 bunching grapple design is based on the field-proven Tigercat s
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Ukraine war disrupts timber trade, endangers forests and requires a forestry rethink

The war in Ukraine has caused serious disruption to the global timber trade and increased concerns over forest destruction as exports are interrupted, environmental protections are lifted and Kyiv redirects manpower away from fighting wildfires to the front line. Source; Financial Tim
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AFPA welcomes Greens forestry spokesperson to the job

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed returning Federal Greens forests spokesperson, Senator Janet Rice and says it looks forward to working with her and the rest of the Federal Greens on advancing Australia’s sustainable forest industries. Source: Timberbiz “
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$28M farm forestry package for NSW

The NSW Government has unveiled a record $28 million Farm Forestry package as part of the 2022/23 State Budget to bolster on-the-ground support for producers, drive innovation and promote best practice in sustainable farm forestry businesses. Source: Timberbiz Deputy Premier and Minis
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